New Delhi: The Centre will soon hold a meeting of Chief Ministers facing Left Wing extremism to discuss the Supreme Court judgment on disarming of "Salwa Judum" groups and see what impact it will have on the anti-Maoist operations.

Home Minister P Chidambaram told reporters here that there were many parts of the judgment where there was no controversy but there were "Some areas of the judgments which are to be read carefully, reflected upon carefully".

"I would have to discuss it with the Chief Ministers concerned to see what impact it will have on the anti-Maoists operations," he said.

The Minister said he got a judgment copy late on Tuesday night and that he had not read it fully.

"I got a copy of the judgment very late on Tuesday night. I was reading the earlier judgment on black money then this judgment came. I have not yet fully read the judgment. I have read the operative portions of the judgment.

"There are a number of directions issued to the Chhattisgarh government and they (the Judges) have asked for a compliance report from the Union Government and the Chhattisgarh government within a period of six weeks," Chidambaram said.

The Court had termed as "unconstitutional" the setting up of vigilante groups like Salwa Judum and Koya Commandos and asked for disarming of Special Police Officers in the fight against Maoists.

Chidambaram said that SPOs had been engaged in other states, especially in northeast to fight insurgency. The Court had termed as "Unconstitutional" the practice of deploying Special Police Officers in campaigns like Salwa Judum launched by the Chhattisgarh government to fight Maoists.

It had criticized support and funding of SPOs in campaigns like 'Koya Commandos' and Salwa Judum, an armed civilian vigilante group whose numbers have gone up from 3,000 to 6,500 within a year.

Chidambaram said that SPOs had been engaged in other states especially in northeast to fight insurgency.

According to official sources, the trend of hiring local villagers in militancy-hit Jammu and Kashmir bore rich dividends in fight against Pakistan-sponsored militancy.

(Agencies)